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rainbowmama

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  1. Elaborating: I wouldn't necessarily call child protective services, but I would talk to the parent and decide how to proceed from there
  2. The third example is the only one in which I would intervene.
  3. rainbowmama

    7yr olds and extracurriculars

    My seven year old plays an instrument, which he loves. He sometimes does sports, but not all year round.
  4. rainbowmama

    Reality check - 4 y.o. abilities

    Our doctor has our kids do these kinds of things. My young four learned to write his name like a month after his well-check, but at the time, he couldn't do anything beyond write an E. When I asked his doctor, his doctor said that they ask, but for a later birth order boy, he's happy if they know their capital letters by five. My kid did not draw a face on his person: just a head, body, arms, legs, and a sword.
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    Would you pay for tattoo for 18th bday gift?

    My spouse's tattoo is about me. We are still happily married. My twin actually has a tattoo about me, too, though I have no clue if he regrets his. They both really weird me out.
  6. rainbowmama

    Would you pay for tattoo for 18th bday gift?

    My spouse has a tattoo he regrets, so that colors my feelings. No, I wouldn't, especially that placement
  7. rainbowmama

    Elder Care Conflict (JAWM, mostly)

    I don't provide regular information updates: I don't generally talk to them. I hope they are talking to their parents. It seems inappropriate to provide unsolicited updates to them, but maybe I'm imagining it wrong.
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    Elder Care Conflict (JAWM, mostly)

    They are cash poor but assets rich: they haven't downsized from the home where they raised my spouse and his siblings. They love it and refuse to move, but they can't really afford it or take care of it anymore. It's an on-going disagreement
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    Elder Care Conflict (JAWM, mostly)

    I have not checked what the fine is, but if they'd only get fined once a season and it was that low, we'd be better off just letting them get fined. The lowest cost I could find was $30/storm or $275 a year.
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    So now punctuation is rude . . .

    I don't think of it as rude, but I do think that it makes people sound angry
  11. My in-laws are both still living in their own home with our help. My spouse and I are there once a week for groceries, cleaning, yard care, etc... A neighbor used to shovel their sidewalk, but the neighbor has moved. Their city laws require the side walk shoveled in 24 hours, and given that we live about an hour away, they don't live quite close enough for this to feel manageable. My BILs live further away and provide no help whatsoever. I asked them this week if they'd be willing to pay for snow removal. One of them is a bachelor with no dependents. The other is a living the dual income no dependents lifestyle. Both refused to help, and I'm feeling a little unappreciated. I don't like my in-laws: they pride themselves on being very honest people and having a great sense of sarcasm that unfortunately I find difficult not to take personally. They are my spouse's parents and my kids' grandparents, though, so I try to do right by them. Why don't my BILs feel this sense of duty that they can't take on even a tiny bit of the responsibility?
  12. I have an upper elementary school aged kid who is participating in a science fair. My kid designed an experiment loosely from a suggestion she found in a book. I'm pretty sure this book is not designed for families using well water, and I don't think her experiment will work unless she treats the water. This is our first science fair, though, and I'm not sure how appropriate it is for me to tell her how to redesign her experiment to account for the hard water. So, do I leave it alone and hope she figures it out? Or should I tell her?
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    School Today?

    Tomorrow when my spouse goes back to work
  14. rainbowmama

    Type B People: Help Me Understand

    He isn't home. He had Christmas off, but other than that, he's at work. I do see habit training as part of my job, and I do wish I did a better job of it. Right now, with the huge influx of stuff from Christmas that I'm still working on organizing/purging, it's especially bad. I don't blame him for being frustrated with that. I'm frustrated with it.
  15. Have you looked at Dr. Greene's The Vaccine Friendly Plan?
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